3 More Groups Submit Missouri Ballot PetitionsThe state has received a total of five 2016 initiative petitions that could be on the November ballot.
Illinois Tobacco Sellers Required to Have a License in 2016Most of the license fee will go to tracking down the smuggling and sale of contraband cigarettes.
Initiative Petition Seeks 135 Percent Cigarette Tax Hike in 2016There's another effort underway to hike Missouri's cigarette tax to help fix ailing roads and bridges.
Ex-student Sues College for Excessive Force by Police A former student is suing an Illinois college alleging two campus police officers used excessive force during a videotaped arrest sparked by her smoking on campus.
Illinois Supreme Court Again Rejects $10B Cigarette VerdictA divided Illinois Supreme Court has again rejected a $10.1 billion class-action judgment against Phillip Morris over its past efforts to market ``low-tar'' and ``light'' cigarettes as healthier alternatives.
Missouri Candidates for Governor Gather at State FairMost of Missouri's potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.
Missouri Petroleum Marketers Back Cigarette Tax HikeA group of Missouri gas station and convenience store owners is backing taxing cigarettes an additional 23 cents per pack.
Police Investigate Robbery of Woman in Parked VehicleSt. Louis police are investigating a robbery that happened in the 2600 block of Russell on Monday while a woman was sitting in her vehicle.
St. Louis Man Accused in Baseball Bat BeatingA St. Louis man is accused of beating a man with a baseball bat while keeping him captive in his basement for more than an hour.
Cigarette Bandit SoughtThe suspect said he had a gun, but did not display one.
Doctor: E-Cigarettes Shouldn't Be Used Long TermWhile science is still being gathered on the potential dangers of e-cigarettes, what are smokers who want to quit supposed to do?
St. Louis Named Smokiest City In America St. Louis ranks at the bottom of the charts for America's 100 smoke-free cities.

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